National DJ Awards Show Coming To Canada

Sony Ericsson and

DOSE Magazine are teaming up with The Stylus Group to present the first-ever

Canadian nationwide DJ Awards show.

The 2006 Stylus

DJ Awards will take place May 29 at 8 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at the York

Event Theatre in Toronto, Canada. The event will be hosted by Mark Strong of

Flow 93.5 and internationally renowned soca DJ Dr. Jay.

The affair is being

billed as the first of its kind to honor urban spin doctors holding down the

turntables in Canada. Flavor Record Pool fonder Mike Zafiris created the awards

show to focus on the success of urban DJs, artists, musicians and record labels.

"The urban

music scene has exploded nationwide, and the awards show honors the efforts

of Canada's finest DJs and celebrates their craft," said Zafiris.

The show will also

pay homage to the top urban DJs that make an impact on the Canadian music industry.

Winners will be

selected by a group of tastemakers and all-star DJs. Judges include Canadian

DJs Beat Matrix (Calgary), J-Swing (Vancouver), Starting From Scratch (Toronto)

and Kwite Same (Montreal).

The DJs will compete

in 24 categories, such as Club DJ of the Year and College Radio Hip-Hop DJ of

the Year. In addition, two DJs will be inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame.

Advance tickets

for the event are $25. For tickets or a complete listing of categories and nominees

for the 2006 Stylus DJ Awards, visit